Arts-focused charity seeking a Trustee/Board director with legal experience

Arts-focused charity seeking a Trustee/Board director with legal experience

Trustee/Governor
J93850
At a glance

Skills

  • Legal

Where

Chichester, PO19 1YH
Mainly at home
Travel limit? within reasonable travelling distance to Chichester for Board meetings/ ad hoc on site meetings

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
We have bi-monthly Board meetings and some attendance at Private Viewings would be appreciated. Input to special projects can be out of hours

We are a charity dedicated to promoting the arts and artists in and around Chichester and are now looking for someone with legal experience to complement the existing skills and experience of the Board 

What will you be doing?

Our activities include gallery hire, art sales, fundraising, grant applications and retail. We are looking to expand our Board of Trustees to include someone with legal experience to complement the existing skills and experience of the Board. As with all charities growing our income is a major challenge, as is recruiting volunteers. We have two part time members of staff and a number of volunteers who operate in a range of roles from curation and installation to front of house. As we grow the charity we are looking to ensure that we are compliant and using best practice in all we do and a legal eye would help us do this.

We are a small, friendly charity where everyone has an interest in contemporary art and craft and we are looking for someone who would enjoy working in a creative environment.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking someone from a legal background who can help us bring a more professional and compliant approach to everything we do, from artist contracts to fundraising. Ideally we would like someone who is also happy to provide some hands-on support wherever needed in supporting the staff and volunteers and/or taking ownership of specific projects to help us achieve our strategic objectives. 

What difference will you make?

Like all charities we face some challenging issues and are looking for someone who can help us develop a sustainable and realistic vision for the future. As well as bringing their legal expertise, we're seeking someone who is creative and strategic in their approach and appreciates the role that the arts can play in a community like ours. We have lots of projects on the go so there is always something to be done.

Causes
  • Arts
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    Oxmarket Contemporary is dedicated to supporting local and emerging artists in exhibiting their work and promoting appreciation of contemporary arts and crafts within the community